Detroit Lions: 5 free agents to replace Kerryon Johnson
Alfred Morris – Free Agent
Note: After the publishing of this article, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Morris has been signed by the Arizona Cardinals.
If you are looking for consistency from the running back position who would also be an excellent locker room presence, look no further than Alfred Morris. Prior to the emergence of fourth-round rookie Tony Pollard in Dallas, Morris figured to be the replacement for Ezekiel Elliott.
That was until Elliott signed a new extension with the Cowboys only days prior to Week One. And Morris was released almost immediately afterward.
A sixth-round selection out of Florida Atlantic by the Washington Redskins in 2012, Morris rushed for more than 1,000 yards for each of his first three seasons in the NFL, earning two Pro Bowl nominations. He would spend the last three seasons as a primary backup for the Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers.
The 30-yard Morris proved he still has something to offer as he was able to rack up 111 yards and a score while averaging 6.9 yards per carry in a Week 17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last year.